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“Absolutely loved it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina de Ferrel

Cantina de Ferrel
Av. do Mar 30, 2520-101 Ferrel | Peniche/Baleal, Peniche, Portugal
+351 262 769 264
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Ranked #4 of 69 Restaurants in Peniche
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Somerset
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Yes, absolutely loved it but realise it will not be everybody's cup of tea! Recently back from a three week visit to the Silver Coast and we ate here 3 times in groups of 5/6 people. Each and every time all plates were cleared of various choice dishes which tells me something. The menu is quite extensive and the staff will patiently guide you through the lot if necessary. Anything you are unsure of just ask and staff are glad to help. Slightly more expensive than others but resultantly better in my opinion. If you expect a table for 6 for 2 people then I suggest you don't come here as you are likely to find yourself in the company of others you have never seen in your life before but 'hey ho' eat and enjoy. Met some lovely people here and found all nice to talk to. I guess, respectful, cosy with a good selection of food is a description that suits and don't be mislead into thinking it is Italian only food as the pepper steaks are highly recommended. We'll be back at Xmas.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Quality of the food is brilliant. Great service, worth a visit. I went because I saw it on trip advisor other reviewers were not wrong.

Visited September 2013
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Emergency meal comes good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

After failing to find a decent restaurant in Obidos open on a Monday we resorted to visiting thIs "old favourite". A great little place that "does what it says on the tin" good food at reasonable prices, quick and easy with a couple of drinks all done within an hour. It's not a place to linger ( the benches are too hard) but it has a nice atmosphere and staff who are helpful and understanding. M pasta with piri piri prawns was great and the pizza looked good too. If you need somewhere in the area you won't go far wrong by visiting this place.

Visited September 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely...disappointing. More fame than value”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent a week in the area and finally we decided to visit this famous and "great" restaurant. Absolutely disappointing. The food is average and it takes a while to get it (first 30 minutes to get a table and then 40 for the main courses). We were expecting something different and especial after reading the recommendations in this web site but it wasn't. We read here about the amazing Carbonara sauce...nothing special, I would say that lower than average. I ordered Rissoto... just good and eatable.
The price was not very high but comparing with other local restaurants I would say that it was expensive and not worthy.
We won't come back

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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cantinadeferrel, Owner at Cantina de Ferrel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
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Agradecemos desde já a sua opinião. Gostaria de informar que, a decisão de esperar por mesa é única e exclusivamente da responsabilidade do cliente, por isso recomendamos que faça uma reserva com antecedência.Quanto ao tempo de espera pelos pratos principais, informamos que estamos a tentar optimizar e melhorar o mesmo, embora tendo em conta que todos os nossos pratos são confeccionados na hora e com o restaurante cheio, poderemos dizer que o tempo de espera está no limite do aceitável.
Quanto à sua decepção penso que devido aos comentários anteriores e pelo adjectivação que utiliza no seu comentário (...the famous and "great" restaurant...) as suas expectativas foram possivelmente elevadas a um nível fora do contexto do nosso restaurante.
Acrescento ainda que a sua a avaliação utiliza adjectivos opostos para avaliação do mesmo prato, quando diz que o seu risotto é "just good" e depois caracteriza de "eatable".
No entanto registamos com profissionalismo a sua opinião com o objectivo , de no futuro podermos melhorar.
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Zeist, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Fresh, good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Very nice (fresh) italian food, for a real good price. Simple restaurant, with good atmosphere. Friendly staff. We suggest to make a reservation. You get a better table and it can be full after 20:30. We ate here 2 times. Both times we took a risotto and a pizza, both were very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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